Democrat Richard Blumenthal lied about his military service, Republican Mark Kirk lied about an award he won during his military service, Jan Brewer lied about her father's death for Christ's sake.
Obama, who I voted for, should have been in the Gulf on DAY ONE of this oil crisis. Bush wasn't there on Day One during Katrina and I and many others criticized him for that. However the same people who criticized Bush for his mishandling of Katrina are not criticizing Obama for not being down there on day one, with a few exceptions like James Carville who is from Louisiana. Now I know that Obama couldn't really do anything if he had gone down there but it would have set a better example than Bush set when it came to handling a crisis that is destroying people's lives.
Political parties make it o.k. for us to chastize "their guys" for egregious acts and then justify "our guys" when they do the same thing. I'm tired of it. All leaders and politicians should be held to the same standards regardless of what party they are in.
Hypocrisy is the common trait that members of the Democratic and Republican parties share. Politicians are too busy putting what is good for the Party ahead of what is good for the people.